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American Repertory Theater Announces Sign Language-Interpreted Performances of Witness Uganda

Audio-described performances for low-vision patrons are also scheduled. logo
The cast of Witness Uganda, directed by Diane Paulus, performs at A.R.T.'s Loeb Drama Center.

American Repertory Theater has announced plans to present American Sign Language-interpreted performances and audio-described performances for its world premiere production of Witness Uganda now playing at the Loeb Drama Center. The Diane Paulus-directed production is scheduled to open on February 12 and run through March 16.

ASL-interpreted performances are scheduled for March 4 at 7:30pm and March 9 at 2pm. The team of interpreters includes Jolanta Galloway and Christopher Robinson and coach Michael Krajnak. Audio-described performances are scheduled for March 5 at 7:30pm and March 8 at 2pm. The team includes, Alice Austin and Janet Stankus. A touch tour will precede all audio-described performances. The tour includes a tactile tour of costumes and production materials, and will be held in the west lobby one hour before curtain.

Created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, Witness Uganda follows a young New York City man named Griffin who volunteers for a project in Uganda. Inspired by a true story, the new musical addresses the challenges confronted by American aid workers around the world.

Featured in the company are Griffin Matthews as Griffin, Tyrone Davis Jr. as Ronny, Emma Hunton as Ryan, Michael Luwoye as Jacob, Kristolyn Lloyd as Grace, Nicolette Robinson as Eden, Adeola Role as Joy, and Jamar Williams as Ibrahim, along with Melody Betts, Rodrick Covington, Kevin Curtis, LaTrisa Harper, Aisha Jackson, and Jamard Richardson.

The design team includes set designer Tom Pye, costume designer ESosa, lighting designer Maruti Evans, sound designer Jonathan Deans, and video designer Peter Nigrini.

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To read TheaterMania's special report on Witness Uganda, click here.